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ResourceConsumptionAttribute Class

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Specifies the resource consumed by the member of a class. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Versioning
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Constructor|AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Property, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class ResourceConsumptionAttribute : Attribute

If the ResourceConsumptionAttribute attribute is applied to a member, the ResourceExposureAttribute attribute must also be applied.

If the resource scope of the consumed resource is different than the resource scope of how it is consumed, the constructor that takes a consumptionScope parameter should be used to specify how the resource is consumed. For example, a resource may be exposed as a Machine resource, but only used at the Process and Assembly scope. For this example the consumptionScope parameter is set to Process | Assembly.

The resourceScope parameter in the constructor must specify a ResourceScope greater than or equal to the resource exposure of all called members. For example, a method consuming two Process resources and one Machine resource would be identified as consuming a Machine and a Process resource by setting resourceScope to Machine | Process.

Public members cannot expose Assembly or Private resources. Assembly members cannot expose Private resources.

The graph of methods terminates when a ResourceExposureAttribute attribute with a resource scope of None is applied to a method.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0